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Legacy in the News: Pinwheel planting raises awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month

KGW Newschannel 8

April 9, 2014

CARES Northwest hosted students from Boise-Eliot School as they planted over 190 blue pinwheels in the Children’s Healing Garden to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheel stands as an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright future they deserve.

Jeramy, a child abuse survivor spoke to KGW Newschannel 8 about his experiences.

For 27 years CARES Northwest (Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services) has been caring for assessing more than 30,000 children when there is concern of abuse or neglect. Founded in 1987, CARES is raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout April. CARES Northwest is the only provider of medically-based child abuse assessment and intervention services in Multnomah and Washington counties. As a regional service provider, the organization provides training and consultation throughout Oregon, including community education in schools. CARES Northwest is supported by four regional health systems: Randall Children’s Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health Sciences University and Providence Health and Services. 

Watch the story on KGW Newschannel 8.